Springfield, Ohio

History and Genealogy

Early Springfield Ordinances

From Directory of the City of Springfield
John W. Kees & Co., Springfield. 1852


Regulating the sale of horses and other domestic animals, and wheel carriages at auctions in the city of Springfield.

Sec. 1. It is hereby ordained by the city council of Springfield, That it shall be unlawful for any person or persons to sell or offer for sale at auction or public outcry in the streets, lanes, alleys or commons, within the corporate limits of this city, any horse, mare or gelding, or other domestic animal, or wheel-carriage, without first having a license agreeably to the second section of this ordinance.

Sec. 2. That any person desirous of selling horses or other animals, or carriages at auction, shall apply to the mayor of said city for license, which license shall be issued for the term of one year. That said applicant before receiving said license shall produce the treasurer's receipt for ten dollars.

Sec. 3. That any person who shall hereafter sell or offer for sale any horse, mare or gelding, or other domestic animal, or wheel carriage contrary to the provisions of this ordinance, shall, for each and every offense, on conviction thereof before the mayor, forfeit and pay any sum not exceeding twenty dollars and costs of suit. This ordinance to take effect and be in force from the publication thereof.

Mayor of the city of Springfield

Passed June 4, 1851.